Ply Gem Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Leading company in the home products industry. Very good staff and excellent safety record.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Stuarts Draft, VA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Stuarts Draft, VA

    I worked at Ply Gem full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good people. Excellent safety record, and improving 5S system

    Cons

    Needs to improve equipment and preventive maintenance

    Advice to Management

    Needs (3) more maintenance people.


  2. Shift Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peachtree City, GA

    I worked at Ply Gem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Full Time Work. room for advancement due to high turnover rate,3 director of manufacturing, 7 plant managers and 4 op managers in 2 and a half years

    Cons

    work hourly crews over 12 hrs 7 days a week, salary emp 14-15 hrs days 7 days a week not willing to pay any OT, always running out of needed supplies because vendors not being paid at least 3-4 time per week, UPPER management talked Sigma but failed to buy into it


  3. Saving A Sinking Ship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ply Gem full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hard to determine. descent health benefits

    Cons

    This place is dysfunctional and does not have any clear direction in which they are going. Be Aware. Uncomfortable work environment. Unfair policies


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  5. Terrible place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jasper, TN

    I worked at Ply Gem full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The insurance was pretty good. Not the best but it definitely wasn't the worst out there. Most of my co-workers were pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Awful work environment. They will force year round mandatory overtime on you regardless of what you must do outside of work such as Dr. appointment,child care etc. You will not get a raise there. The bonus checks were cut down to almost nothing. At one time we would get $700 a quarter but now you will be lucky to get $100. There are no incentives to do your best there. The equipment there was run down and absolutely worn out. It was pitiful really,the things we had to do to make a quality part but yet they claim to be the top of the line in the industry.
     My advice,do not waste your time working there. You will not advance and you will not get a raise. You will not be treated fairly either. Find another job as soon as you can. It is not a career option for you,trust me...I worked there for almost 12 years.

    Advice to Management

    They really need to learn how to treat their employees.


  6. Overall an okay company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ply Gem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is above minimum wage, insurance policy is good along with other little perks, flexible HR management,

    Cons

    Not enough value on employees, favoritism among workers, no idea whats going on in company

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees better


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in College Station, TX

    I worked at Ply Gem full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well organized and established.

    Cons

    Sometimes you are considered just a worker, and not a part of a family, a team.


  8. a very strenuous and stressful job in a bad working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sawyer in Peachtree City, GA
    Current Employee - Sawyer in Peachtree City, GA

    I have been working at Ply Gem full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid Holidays, Full time hours, vacation pay, Insurance, company matched 401k, lincoln financial insurance, vision, dental, bereavement pay, floating holiday pay

    Cons

    poor work ethnic practices, cold in winter, hot in summer, loud environment, dirty environment, potential work hazards if not following safety measures, short breaks, mandatory saturday work when posted. daily use of vulgar and offensive language, lots of workers with a poor work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    get new management.


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Jasper, TN
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Jasper, TN

    I have been working at Ply Gem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved everything. Its is a great company to work for. Very supportive corporate team. Absolutely Great

    Cons

    Resigned. TO be honest, I have nothing bad to say. I wish the talent pool for the location was better. Seems as if all you have to recruit is backwood monks.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. Good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ply Gem full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ply Gem has a nice work environment.

    Cons

    This company needs more consistency between upper and middle management.


  11. Very different from the position opportunities portrayed in the interview.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Ply Gem

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Most of the people are personable. HR department has "open-door" policy. Environment is fairly relaxed.

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Bonuses & raises were taken away for 2 years. In 2011, they resumed...BUT bonuses were (again) taken away from all employees except senior management forever. Flex time is forbidden. Communication of important information is severely lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Develop better communication skills so the employees know the company they work for. Incorporate flex time to accommodate individuals who have a lengthy commute. Provide more incentives to employees.



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